Great for workshops, but difficult to use in other settings
September 28, 2021

Great for workshops, but difficult to use in other settings

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Miro

We use Miro to brainstorm ideas and encourage virtual collaboration. It is really useful to use when working with team members in different countries. It also helps structure information so that people can visualize what we're talking about and see where new ideas or opportunities might exist. It is very useful to drive a common understanding of a topic.
  • Visualising issues.
  • Generating a common understanding.
  • Working with team members in different countries.
  • It takes a while to get used to the canvas sizes and if you make visualisations too big it is difficult to fit on an A4 or A3 PDF.
  • Colour availability for post-its is quite limited.
  • Limited control over who joins a Miro Board group and occupies a seat.
  • Supported brainstorming activities to generate new ideas.
  • Improved group collaboration in workshops.
  • Increased workshop engagement.
In the beginning, I enjoyed using Miro for group collaboration, but over time I found it to be a bit limiting. It can only really be used for brainstorming ideas and it's not every day that this is necessary. I would highly recommend it as a workshop tool, but beyond that its functionality is limited.
I gave it a 5 because Miro is a good tool for facilitators to use, but is not the best for all group members to use. In a workshop, there is not enough time to explain how to use the tool to all participants - therefore, it is usually only one person doing this.
It has helped us brainstorm ideas, but this is about it. When we have a problem or need to brainstorm something, Miro can be good to use. However, it is not a project planning tool and has limited use in further stages of the project.

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Where Miro is well suited:
- Brainstorming.
- Visualising a process.
- Identifying opportunities.

Where it is less appropriate:
- Good for collaboration, but most people in a workshop are reluctant to use the tool. They want a facilitator to use it and they can watch.
- Less good for really going into detail on certain topics.